Lighting the Way to Better Outcomes
You take pictures to remember moments you don't want to forget. At AdventHealth, we take pictures because they are an integral part of our ability to detect, diagnose, and treat your injury or illness. The locations in our network offer a full spectrum of clinical diagnostic and therapeutic medical imaging services — from routine X-rays and ultrasounds to advanced MRIs and highly specialized applications of nuclear medicine. These leading-edge tools enable us to detect and identify your condition in its early stages while directing treatment to damaged or diseased areas with greater effectiveness. Once we get a clear and accurate picture of what's going on inside, we can begin to provide the healing you need.
Leading-Edge Medical Imaging Technology
- Screening and Diagnostic Imaging Services
There’s no wiggle room when it comes to diagnosing your health condition. Pinpoint accuracy is crucial. For this reason, our imaging and radiology services offer 3T MRI, 128 channel CT scans, 3D mammography, and digital X-rays. This state-of-the-art equipment provides high-quality images so we can see exactly what's going on inside your body. Once we have a clear picture, your care team can make a more precise treatment plan and help you down the road to whole health. We offer the following imaging services throughout our network of care:
Bone Density Scan (DXA), an enhanced form of X-ray technology used to measure bone loss, is a test for the effects of osteoporosis as well as other conditions that affect the bone. It can also assess your risk for developing fractures. Depending on the part of the body being studied, this painless procedure usually takes between 10 to 20 minutes.
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan is a non-invasive medical procedure used to help diagnose and treat medical conditions. It combines the use of high-tech computer systems and X-rays to obtain specialized images of your brain, organs, and/or bones. In addition to being quick and painless, scanners are open on both sides, which is good news for those who are uncomfortable in closed spaces.
Fluroscopy, sometimes referred to as a real-time X-ray, produces a moving image of the body’s functioning organs. This non-invasive treatment allows us to quickly and accurately diagnose your condition.
Interventional Radiology (IR) uses X-ray, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and other imaging technologies to treat a variety of medical conditions without surgery. These minimally invasive procedures include biopsies, inserting venous access devices, draining fluids, and opening narrowed blood vessels.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a powerful magnetic field, radio-frequency pulses, and a high-tech computer to produce detailed images of organs, soft tissue, bone, and virtually all other internal body structures. There is no exposure to radiation with an MRI, and it is among the safest and most versatile of imaging methods. Depending on the type of MRI exam, the procedure usually takes between 30 to 60 minutes.
Mammography is used to detect and evaluate breast changes, which can help us better care for people with breast cancer. There are two types of mammograms: screening and diagnostic. A screening mammogram is an annual preventative screening for women age 40 and older who have not experienced any abnormal breast symptoms. A diagnostic mammogram is typically for women who display symptoms that need to be investigated, such as a breast lump or nipple discharge. They may also be performed as a follow-up to a screening mammogram to further investigate a particular area of the breast.
Nuclear Medicine uses tiny amounts of radioactive substances called radiotracers to diagnose disease and evaluate functions within the body. Taken orally or by intravenous (IV) injection, radiotracers accumulate in targeted organs or tissue where they give off energy that can be captured by a gamma camera. Through nuclear medicine, we can detect conditions like cancer at some of the earliest possible stages.
Pediatric Imaging addresses the unique needs of children with a full range of screening and diagnostic services including the latest in CT, digital X-rays, MRI, nuclear imaging technologies, and ultrasound.
Our imaging department is made up of a team of physicians, pediatric technologists, child life specialists, and pediatric nursing staff who are all committed to providing excellent care for your child, all in a kid-friendly environment designed to ease their minds.
PET-CT Scans have revolutionized cancer care by providing detailed scans for diagnosis, surgical planning, treatment planning, and treatment monitoring. With PET-CT scans, we can can detect tumors nearly three times smaller than masses visible on traditional scans. It also enables us to better determine whether a mass is malignant (cancerous) or benign (not cancerous). Early detection is key in the successful treatment of malignancies.
Ultrasound Imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a non-invasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation, as used in X-rays. Because ultrasound images are captured in real time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
Women’s Imaging addresses the unique needs of women — from routine mammograms and bone density scans to fertility tests and the monitoring of fetal development. Through our network of care, we provide a full range of screening and diagnostic services for women, including bone density scans; breast biopsy, MRI, and ultrasound; diagnostic and screening mammograms, and needle/seed localization. For more information See Women's Care.
X-Ray, often called radiography, produces a two-dimensional image of the inside of the body. The X-ray beam passes through the body and is captured on a computerized detector. With this detailed picture, we can determine whether a bone is chipped, dislocated, or broken; evaluate joint injuries and bone infections; screen for heart and lung disease; locate objects accidentally swallowed by a child; and evaluate the source of abdominal pain.
- What to Expect at Your Medical Imaging Test
You are not a fan of surprises. We hear you. That's why we've provided a comprehensive guide to help you prepare for your medical imaging experience. From detailing what to bring with you to outlining every step of the procedure itself, our guides provide a timeline of what you can expect before, during, and after your imaging appointment. Follow the link to your procedure below and let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns.
- Bone Density Scan (DXA)
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
- Interventional Radiology (IR)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine
- Pediatric Imaging
- Women’s Imaging
We know that a clear and steady flow of information is important, so we make every effort to provide a surprise-free experience for you or your loved one. If you have any questions or concerns, let us know. We're here for you.